Arthur Wyman.

. OCTOBER 26th 1918 - Peterborough Canadian Killed - Private Arthur Wyman of the 10th Canadian Infantry Battalion, formerly of Peterborough, and some few years ago employed by Mr. Tebbut of the Vine Restaurant. has been killed in action. Private Wyman enlisted at Calgary immediately recruiting began at the start of the war, and came over to England with the 1st Canadian Contingent, proceeding to France early in 1915, where his service was continuous until the day of his death. He was killed by a gas shell during the fighting for the crossing of the Canal-du-Nord, and the taking of Bourlon Wood on September 27th. Pte Wyman had taken part in all the strenuous fighting which the Canadians had encountered up till then. The last month the Daily Graphic published a very interesting letter written by him describing the fighting which resulted in the breaking through of the Diocourt-Queant Swith Line. A fine upstanding soldier of some six feet two inches, Pte Wyman took part very successfully in the military cross country races in France, on one occasion finishing seventh out of seven hundred runners, and helping his company to secure a win. Another younger brother, Charles, formerly of the 1st Hunts Cyclists, attached Royal Warwicks, was killed in France in 1916.
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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith